5 Trends I Love {Right Now}

I thought today I would share some of the trends that I find myself repeating throughout my Project Life albums. In general, I do not really consider myself a trendy person—though I suppose PL is a trend in itself—but when it comes to scrapbooking I can’t help but love some of the latest and greatest products. For PL, I particularly find myself attracted to elements that can be scattered throughout my album.

1. Washi

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Using washi as my first trend almost feels like cheating. Of course I love washi! Everyone loves washi!

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Sometimes, it is just functional. It holds things in place, so they don’t slide to the bottom of the pocket. Because it is a tape, it lies completely flat and does not add bulk the way staples or brads would.

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Sometimes, it is just beautiful. I use one roll of washi per album. In addition to keeping my collection from becoming completely out of control, using a single design adds consistency and makes it part of the “kit”. I have been using this Amy Tangerine camera paper a lot as well (1 12×12, cut into 3×4 pieces) and in most cases I run a bit of washi tape on one side—I feel like this makes it look a little more intentional. Obviously, this serves no functional value, but I love the way it looks.

2. Sequins & Staples

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Oh sequins. Typically, this would so not be my kind of fad. Too cutesy. Too shiny. Then I saw them stapled and I started to think of ways that I could get behind this. I used to really love brads, so maybe this will be a less bulky substitute.

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Like the washi, I bought one pack of blue sequins that matches my Seafoam kit. I got them for 99p at a normal little sewing store and there appears to be about a million in the package. So far, I have been using them a lot over die cuts or a strip of tape, just to add a little something.

3. Wood Veneers

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I love the look of wood veneers. I feel like they really add interest to an otherwise simple design. Because they are thick I try to limit my use, but you will be seeing them again. Oh yes, you will!

4. See Through Elements

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For the last couple of years, I have drooled every time Ali Edwards used one of her awesome brushes to make a see through pocket. When she released a travel theme, I knew it was time to not let a little thing like not owning a silhouette stop me. With the help of my new friend Susan—thanks Susan!!—I am now the proud owner of a shiny new set of these beauties and intend to use them as often as possible.

5. Paper Clips

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Like washi, paper clips are both functional and adorable. I cannot resist an air plane. I am also thinking I absolutely cannot live without the silver cameras that I see everyone using.

So, these are a few of my favorite things. I wanted to list them here because I think it will be fun to see how my style changes. This would also be a really fun thing to jot down on a 3×4 card. Hint hint 🙂

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11 Responses to 5 Trends I Love {Right Now}

  1. Laura Kate says:

    Some day you may also have cool things from your old friend Laura. But probably not when the Royal Mail isn’t on my side and you’re in Egypt anyway… :p

    • Meg says:

      Hey, you never know….the first try may be there when I get home! Plus, you give me (and everyone) awesome freebies all the time!

  2. Jenny says:

    Love this! I am the same way — not trendy in real life, but I do like to try out the trends in scrapbooking. 🙂 I have never seen the stapled sequins, but I love that! I, too, am not usually a sequin girl, but I do like their brad-like appearance when stapled. So fun! (yet orderly). Ha! 🙂

    • Meg says:

      Thanks Jenny! I used the tiny attacher, but the photos are so close up it is hard to tell! Now I have to keep telling myself that every page does not need a sequin 🙂

  3. Tina C says:

    Nice way to put all the trends, I use washi too, didn’t consider the sequins and may have to try that, haven’t done the wood veneers yet, but I see that in the future. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on all the different trends

  4. I love the see-thru pocket and all of your other trendy goodness. I’m going to have to remember the sequin/staple idea. 🙂

  5. Julie P says:

    I love most of these trends too and don’t get me started on washi…I’m addicted to it! I have just started trying sequins and have never thought about stapling them so that’s it definitely going to happen on my next page.

  6. Pingback: For the love of sequins | travelscrapsleeprepeat

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